New Delhi: 2 guests died and as many were injured in a fire at a hotel in southwest Delhi’s Dwarka on Sunday morning, following which its manager and the owner were arrested, police said.
The incident took place around 7.30 am, they said, adding that one of the deceased has been identified as Deepak, a resident of Bagdola, Sector-8, Dwarka.
The police refused to reveal the identity of a minor girl who also lost her life in the tragedy.
“We received information regarding the blaze in the four-storey hotel building at 7.40 am and eight fire tenders were rushed to the spot,” said Atul Garg, Director of Delhi Fire Service.
According to the police, the building is owned by Sidharth and Karuna of Ranchi, Jharkhand, who leased it to Nisha Jha (22) of Vijay Enclave, owner of the hotel Shri Krishna Oyo.
Police have arrested Jha and the hotels’ manager, Harshit Saini (21) of Dashrathpuri.